Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Splat | 2013/02/04 Help Hi ThereI employed a nanny in August last year. My mandate was 5 days a week for 6 hours a day. From the day she has started she has been constantly off work starting as early has her 4th day of workShe has now been off 12 days in 6 months. 5 off these days have been on a monday.This year she has been off 3 times already, each time on a monday. Today being one of the days.I unfortunately cannot continue like this as I have to work, and this is seriously jeapordising things at work for me (I work on 100% commission and when I dont have a nanny I cannot work which means I don''t earn) I need a reliable solution.My Child was going to start creche on the first of April but today was the last straw and I decided she will now starting creche tomorrow as I cannot afford to loose anymore days of work. This means I don''t need the nanny anymore.I feel that I have been horribly taken advantage off my good nature.Due to the fact that I thought it would be difficult to find someone willing to work half day I decided I will pay a full day salary. My add in the news paper was for R3000/monthWhen I decided on a nanny she sms''ed me a week before the start date saying the transport costs would be a problem. Because it was so short notice and I had to start work the next week I said I will pay her transport and we can look at her relocating at a later stage.We agreed on R3600/month, roughly R180 a dayTo make things easier I started paying her R900/week which means I give her a bonus of about R400/month every month!!!What do I need to do now as I dont need her, due to her own un-reliable nature? Do I need to pay her a months salary? Can I deduct the transport costs as she is not needing to come to me? i.e. R3000? What are the rules? Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions Nexiam Husband's sleep habits make me uncomfortable Lactose Intolerant? My frenchies keep fighting What is the best milk for my 2 years and 8 month old hi doc What is the best milk for my 2 years and 8 month old Lactose Intolerant? Nexiam Type 2, losing weight, poor control. Contramyl XR vs. Concerta Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? How to help my son Should a 12 year old choose his high school? I feel being in denial is the root. Only then could it be solved. Hes willing but surrounded by family setting him up knowing he'll fail They tell me watch see what he does. It never fails. Helovesher advertisement From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash!